A legal code issued by the Babylonian King Hammurabi and distributed widely in the ancient world. Many of its laws, like "an eye for an eye," would enter other ancient legal codes.
The king of Babylon from 1792-1750 BCE; he distributed a set of widely influential laws, the "Code of Hammurabi," throughout his kingdom.
Of or relating to ancient lower Mesopotamia and its empire centered in Babylon.
The god of the sun and justice in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian cultic tradition, whose chief cult-centers were at Sippar and Larsa in the Fertile Crescent.
An upright stone slab usually inscribed or carved for commemorative purposes.